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by: Rachel Narozniak May 14, 2022 “I half-jokingly told my manager it would take the world five years to appreciate the album,” Zedd wrote of Clarity in an October 10, 2017 tweet. “When I released the album, I said that hopefully five years from now, people will look back at the album as one that […]

Excision continues to take the initiative to provide valuable opportunities to the artists of tomorrow.  The barnstorming producer and Subsidia Records head honcho has announced the launch of the Excision Bass Music Initiative, an opportunity that will materially impact the lives of ten aspiring artists.  In an announcement, Excision says the idea came in part […]

by: Rachel Narozniak May 3, 2022 Noisia’s third and final album, Closer, will land on May 12, the drum ‘n’ bass trio confirmed in a recent statement. After the release of their 2016 LP, Outer Edges, Nik Roos, Martijn van Sonderen, and Thijs de Vlieger sought a new sonic direction for the Noisia project. The […]

We’re going back to Smartbar on June 4 with special guest from the UK, Dance System. Coming Saturday, June 4, 5 Mag presents a special Chicago event with Dance System alongside Czboogie and Duke Shin. Dance System is James Connolly, fka L-Vis 1990 and co-founder of Night Slugs and now System Records. After the first […]

by: Megan Schriewer Apr 1, 2022 After a seven year gap between albums, Kill The Noise heads to Dancing Astronaut’s 2021 Label of the Year, Ophelia Records, with his sophomore album EMBRACE. Following up on 2015’s OWSLA-signed Occult Classic, 11 songs comprise this new project, together proving yet again that Kill The Noise is not […]

by: Sami Weisband Apr 1, 2022 The Red Hot Chili Peppers have just put forth their latest album, Unlimited Love. With 2022 marking seven year since their previous LP, The Getaway, the world-renowned Southern California rock band have come together once again, welcoming back one of the outfit’s founding bandmates John Frusciante on this newest […]

by: Zach Salafia Apr 1, 2022 Gryffin has been mysteriously quiet in 2022. Just after his performance at EDC in October of 2021, he released his highly-anticipated collaboration with Jason Ross, “After You” with Calle Lehman. Little did we realize that would be the last original work from Gryffin in nearly six months. Save the […]

by: Megan Schriewer Apr 1, 2022 Believe it or not, that isn’t an April Fools’ Day headline. It is entirely real. If you’re on the hunt for some new headphones in the masking age, Dyson, of public restroom “Air Blade” fame, may just have the product for you with new “air purifying” headphones. Combining noise-cancelling […]

by: Megan Schriewer Mar 31, 2022 Following the mid-March announcement that Above & Beyond had partnered with British film composer Darren Tate to soundtrack the 40-minute, nature-focused documentary, The Last Glaciers. Filled with ambient and cinematic sound choices, the tracklist fits the production’s panoramic views like a glove. Following director Craig Leesons’ recent and acclaimed […]

Oh, the places you’ll go, Dr. Seuss once said, with a little bit of spunk, ingenuity… and snorkeling gear? Last weekend, a man named Jack Davidson somehow made his way into Miami’s Ultra Music Festival by snorkeling through the nearby harbor. He dodged police boats and suspicious onlookers along the way, and a classic “Do […]

Swedish House Mafia‘s catalog of music has been purchased by Pophouse Entertainment, an entertainment investment company founded by ABBA member Björn Ulvaeus and EQT Founder Conni Jonsson in 2014. The acquisition includes the master recordings and publishing, as well as the writer’s share, of the legendary dance music trio’s catalog. It also includes the masters […]

DVS1 and his team have announced a new platform in public beta designed to share the wealth between DJs and the people who produce the music that they play. Aslice describes itself as a “community-focused service dedicated to creating a fairer ecosystem” by “revolutioniz[ing] the relationship between DJs and producers” through easy and accurate reporting. […]

With two simple words, ODESZA broke EDM Twitter. The Grammy-nominated electronic music duo have announced a brand new album, The Last Goodbye, the fourth of their illustrious career and first since 2017’s A Moment Apart. “It’s done,” they tweeted on March 22nd.  “Over the past few years we’ve been able to reflect on who we are, what […]

by: Natalie Pereira Mar 23, 2022 Shortly after its phase one lineup was released, îLESONIQ Festival finalizes the 2022 lineup with a handful of new acts, showing that organizers are more than ready to welcome fans back in grand fashion. The three-day event is scheduled to take place over August 5 – 7 at Montreal’s […]

by: Ross Goldenberg Mar 23, 2022 We’ve all known that ODESZA’s fourth album was happening sooner or later, but when they unexpected shared a photo of a desktop folder that read “ALBUM DONE,” the countdown to it being given an official name and date seemed to near its finale. Less than 24 hours later and […]

Once known for his scoring, DJ Diesel is now shifting his focus to assists. The world’s biggest DJ teased a new event series over the weekend called “Shaq’s Bass Allstars Who’s Next Edition.” Using his gargantuan platform to support the artists waiting for their big break, it seems Diesel is planning to start a recurring […]

The US District Court in Nevada has awarded Kaskade $8 million after the former Las Vegas nightclub KAOS canceled his residency.  US District Court Judge Andrew Gordon on Friday ruled in favor of Kaskade and Big City Dynasty Corp in the breach of contract suit. The iconic DJ’s residency at KAOS Nightclub reportedly earned him a whopping $300,000 […]

by: Alex Lambeau Mar 23, 2022 Returning to Chicago’s Grant Park from July 28 – 31, Lollapalooza will officially play host to more than 170 artists across four days and four nights as it secures another extremely diverse, all-genre lineup. Among the handful of Lollapalooza’s North and the South headliners will be Metallica, Dua Lipa, […]

Crisis Master Blankfein and the Godfather of House Foreclosure, DJ D-Sol. The kids were clamoring for DJ D-Sol. David Solomon, CEO of Goldman Sachs and subject of a wide-scale influence campaign is among the names included in the line-up for Chicago’s 2022 edition of Lollapalooza, announced today. Solomon DJs under the name “DJ D-Sol” and […]

by: Cameron DeFaria Mar 22, 2022 Beyoncé is reportedly working on her seventh studio album, with rumored production assistance from house music icon Honey Dijon. Gregory Ellwood, the same journalist who broke the news on “Be Alive’s” inclusion in 2021’s King Richard, alleges that Honey Dijon has produced two house-fueled inclusions—you heard that right, two—for […]